Who:

Jade Turner, 175 cm / 5’9″, American, born September 7th.

Why:

Boston-born, Madrid-based headturner Jade is a multi-talented muse. This articulate advocate, singer and dancer brings incredible personality as well as broad spectrum beauty to the fashion table. All attributes that make a modern model memorable.

We Asked:

What’s the most interesting thing about your family?
“My family is incredibly witty and sarcastic, they really know how to see the bright side in every situation and that’s something that was instilled in me from a young age. Along with the habit of really reflecting and learning from one’s own experiences. No one in my whole family is an artist of any type, my mother, as much as I love her, is the most tone deaf person I know. But for some reason, both my younger sister and I are musicians, so there must have been some kind of gene mutation somewhere. And fun fact: my grandma’s been a strict vegetarian by ethical choice since the late 60s, which is pretty weird back home in Spain.”

How and when did you become a model?
“I got scouted various times as a teenager, but my parents at that point didn’t love the idea of me being exposed to the workforce and the fashion industry at such a young age. They supported me but they weren’t going to hold my hand in the matter. I had to be mature enough to fend for myself on my own. So less than a year ago, I decided to take matters into my own hands and submit the typical home polas to agencies, and that’s where it all started.”

What is an issue or cause you are passionate about?
“I’m very passionate about intersectional feminism. I’m part of an activism collective (EFAE) in Spain that fights to give a voice to women of color, more specifically women of afro descent. It’s a safe space for people who, each day, live a double oppression, of ethnicity and gender. A space where they can feel understood and identified with each others experiences and realities, creating a platform, for example through diverse events we do to create awareness, and through closed events that build the union between members. The presence of groups like these is fundamental because there are so many young girls or teenagers that are discriminated against because of the color of their skin feeling like they’re alone, like I did. So we aim to support people in our community in the fight against oppression and help them truly feel like they aren’t alone.”

Where:

Francina Models (Barcelona – mother agency)
ANTI Management (New York)
SUPREME MANAGEMENT (Paris)
Brave Model Management (Milan)
Premier Model Management (London)
VISION Los Angeles ()